How to get into technical training career (biotech field)
September 27, 2013 10:53 AM Subscribe
I want to quickly transition from a researcher/scientist with pharma development experience to a person doing technical training work. I have a passion to teach others, enable others. I feel very fulfilled when I see/hear people learn new things, overcome inhibition, be more creative. Dear fellow Metfilters, can you help me do this career change?
posted by akomom to work & money (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I see that pharmaceutical companies are hiring technical training and training specialist.
here is a few lines of skills needed:
>Advanced experience in instructional design, development, delivery and measurement for adult learning with past experience in e-learning course development
>Understanding of learning principles/methodologies and application in a complex business environment. Includes experience using a training design/development process, i.e., ADDIE or equivalent...
I just started to network with people. I have the option of taking classes. I live in the bay area. There's berkeley extension offering classes. What and How many classes I need to take? How hard just to directly apply technical training jobs without prior experience but with research, conference presentation experience and publication? Is it important to know LMS (learning management system)?
Obviously, I am at the beginning stage of figuring out things. so any tips will be helpful.